I love a behind the scenes view of what it’s really like being a working mom from real life women. Mainly because they show that I’m more normal in what I do than I think.

Between hustling to get to work in the morning, trying to eat right during the day, switching my brain from work mode to home mode, and making the most of my evenings with my family, I love to get new ideas on how to make my days smoother.

These women all work and take care of family, but show the reality behind it all on their stories and in their IG feeds. They are open about what keeps them inspired and moving forward, what annoys them about the workplace and how their evenings don’t always come out as they expected.

That’s the part I love – the real and I get to know more about them, their families, and what other people are doing.

Call me nosey, but it’s helping get me together at the same time. If you’re looking for more moms to follow on IG, here’s the perfect list for you to see what it’s really like being a working mom.

Julee Wilson is the Global Beauty Director at Essence and yes, her job is GLAMOROUS at times – but I can’t stop watching her IG stories to see the behind the scenes and the not so glamorous parts of her life. Between picking up her son after school, strutting through NYC on the weekends to work events, and still putting in time (I don’t see how!) to write amazing cover stories for the magazine, she’s a busy woman.

She shared all of this on the podcast – so be sure to catch that episode! Plus she’s grown an amazing community of black women friends and supports them so I’m constantly learning relationship building from her as well.

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In addition to delivering the keynote address for the @fabwives 4th Annual Glitz and Glam Brunch, I spoke on the panel with some dope, beautiful and wise wives: @iamaprildaniels @intimacycenterga @lovehardermarriagecoaching @yasjeffers!💍 . One of the questions was about how to not emasculate your hubby when you make more money, and I started really thinking about the question long after the panel ended.☝🏾 . Seven years ago I left a “stable,” safe career in education to roll the dice and bet completely on myself as an entrepreneur. And guess what? I was making no moolah! Hubby was working extra hard to hold down the fort for several of those years while I followed my dreams!🎲 . . But truth be told, when I took this risky leap of faith, my hubby didn’t have to fully support or understand this “aha” moment I wanted to act on “all of a sudden.” He didn’t marry that woman; I became her.☝🏾 . And his selflessness and undeniable support in letting me “figure it out” and grow into who I am supposed to be makes me appreciate him deeply and love him even more.🥰 . In marriage, you and your hubby are both evolving and it’s the support you offer each other in your individual growth that will help you embrace change as you continue to grow and mature as a strong, loving supportive couple.😍 . How has your hubby supported your dreams or goals OR how have you supported his?👇🏾 . #TheWifeCoach #LBTaughtMe #MrsCEO #MarriageCoach #MarriageWorks #MarriageRocks #PicturePerfectBook #ILoveMeSomeHim #WeGoTogether #HappyWifeLife #BlackLoveExists #HeLovesHimSomeHer

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Part of juggling it all is sustaining your relationship as well! Lakia shares relationship advice, how she’s built her business at the same time, and even gives updates on her wellness journey. I love to see how focused she is in these areas and I know what I’m getting when I follow her.

Melissa Hibbert grew her career before having her daughter and now watching how she incorporates the two without slowing down is awesome. I love how she includes a little bit of her daughter every now and then in between glamming people as a professional make up artist.

Laura has her hands full! As a mom of 3 little ones, a wife, and a doctor, she still finds time for extra things that make her happy – like working out and spending time with her loved ones. I appreciate her doses of reality and can commiserate with her when her parenting doesn’t match up exactly to how she “thought” being a mom would be – but it’s better this way.

Following people like Danika Berry always shows me that I can achieve more if I just keep going. She’s constantly putting her family and clients ahead and it shows in all of the accomplishments she’s able to celebrate. A working mom who constantly strives for more – for sure.

I’d love to know who you’ve been following lately? Comment and share so we can all watch together.